Self-pour system designed for sampling beers, wines
January 7, 2021
iPourIt, a beverage dispensing technology, uses RFID-activated screens and taps that allow users to pour on their own and serve as little or as much as they please, sampling beers, seltzers, wines and more, the company says.
Dig In aims to generate at least $100 million in sales for Black-owned restaurants
January 4, 2021
Recognizing the diverse range of delicious food, rich history and culture that Black-owned restaurants contribute to the American experience, Pepsi, a brand in Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, introduced Dig In. The consumer-facing, multi-year platform is a rallying call for people to double down on supporting Black-owned restaurants.
On-site, digital shopping options help supermarkets thrive
December 29, 2020
As pandemic conditions prompt many consumers to grocery shop from home, supermarkets have adopted omnichannel platforms to maintain sales. As a result, major players are directing capital expenditures to solutions that drive future growth for the channel.
In the past, the high sugar content of juice and juice drinks and its association with breakfast time had the category floundering, Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic and at-home consumers seeking healthful, immune-supporting benefits has led to double-digit growth in juice and juice drinks.
Streaming company connects winemakers, advisers with consumers
December 14, 2020
Paris-based VIVANT debuts as an interactive online platform to connect winemakers, consumers and expert wine advisers in streaming Live Experiences. The platform blends engaging interaction, personalized education and lively entertainment by transporting members to iconic wine regions without leaving home, according to the company.
A Drizly study found nearly half of retailers predicting significantly higher sales this holiday season. Additionally, 78 percent of respondents reported higher online sales since March, and Mezcal is projected to leapfrog the likes of Irish and Japanese whiskies in expectations for growth next year.
As eCommerce shopping rates are on the rise, experts note that mass merchandisers that capitalize on strategic product placement, variety, and ease of locating and purchasing product will come out on top.
As access to natural and organic products has expanded, specialty retailers are working to regain that market share. Experts note that natural and organic retailers that are quick to stock in-demand products and offer versatile options for purchasing will see success.